The staff of the Jenks Police Department Communications Division often serves as an individual’s first point of contact with the Police Department, Jenks Fire Department, and Jenks Public Works either through 911 emergency telephone calls at times of extreme stress or through routine telephone calls. If for that reason alone, that first point of contact, the Communications Division is a critical part of the organization.
Requests Processed by the Dispatchers
Dispatchers also assist individuals who come to the police station. The type of inquiries they receive can range from emergency situations needing immediate police service, such as a report of a crime in progress, to providing an individual with directions to a local City business. The Jenks Police Department utilizes a state-of-the-art computer system to facilitate those communications, simplify reporting in the field and maintain required records. Dispatchers also process requests for information and documents from other law enforcement and government agencies.
Dispatchers also provide Police Officers with a wide variety of support services such as conducting wanted person checks by computer through the state and national law enforcement computer networks, conducting driver’s license and vehicle registration checks by a computer, communicating with other area police communications centers to obtain necessary information and countless other vital services.
Reporting an Emergency
As a reminder, if you need to report an emergency, contact the Jenks Police Department by calling 911. Do not call 911 for a situation that is not an emergency. If you need to report a non-emergency or are requesting general police information, call the Department at 918-299-6311.